University of St Martin - Educational Conference

Wednesday, October 12 - Official opening

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Free public lectures - Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 12 - Official opening
Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 13
Keynote and Guest Speakers
Papers and Speakers
Guidelines for moderators
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Conference Proceedings

For conference members and local daily participants

At the “Cultural Centre,” Back Street, Philipsburg


16.30         Registration

18.00         OPENING


18.00       Practical announcements

18.05       St. Martin Song: Giselle HILLIMAN

18.10       “Welcome to St. Martin”: Mrs. Sarah WESCOTT-WILLIAMS (Commissioner of Education, St Maarten)

18.15       Cultural intermezzo: Lenworth WILSON (poem)

18.20      Academic address by Mrs. Josianne FLEMING-ARTSEN (President of USM): Key to a brighter future: A vision for Higher Education in the New Saint Martin

                Moderator: MC

18.35       Question time

18.45       Cultural intermezzo: Redemption Song (+ dance)

18.50       1st Keynote speech - Prof. Dr. Zellynne JENNINGS-CRAIG (UWI, Mona, Jamaica): Three decades of innovations (in the Caribbean)

                Moderator: Stanley HODGE (former Head of Education, sector Care & Welfare, St Martin, N.A.)

19.35       Question time

19.50       Break

20.00      Cultural intermezzo: St Martin Rumba (USM students)

20.05      2nd Keynote speech - Prof. Dr. Marc DEPAEPE (KULEUVEN, Kortrijk, Belgium): Dealing with the historical paradoxes of a globalized educationalisation - a way to write a “new” cultural history of education?

                Moderator: Dr. Francio GUADELOUPE (USM Head of Research and Publication Dept.)

20.50      Question time

21.05      Cultural intermezzo: Music

21.10       Reception


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